Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

Waste

Cities globally, and at all levels of development, face both a resource and waste crisis due to rapid urbanization. The rate of waste generation will more than double over the next twenty years in lower income countries alone. The conventional approach on waste collection and unregulated disposal without the resource recovery are rarely sustainable, and have increasingly negatively assessed against economic, environmental and climate indicators. An estimated of 80% of wastewater produced is discharged untreated and many still defecate openly. These practices have serious health, safety, and environmental consequences especially affecting the urban poor.

The Waste CoP aims to provide thought leadership and knowledge exchange in sustainable waste management within GGGI and beyond. The core value of GGGIs work in waste to date has been around providing comprehensive solutions to municipal solid and liquid waste management based on the circular economy concept. GGGI promotes maximizing waste-to-resource opportunities in the waste value chain while contributing to climate mitigation and creating green jobs. For solid waste, GGGI develops policy and mobilizes green investment for waste-to-energy and resource recovery facilities in Asia, Africa and Latin America including Cambodia, Colombia, Lao PDR, India, Myanmar, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam. For liquid waste, GGGI designs and implements solutions to increase access to wastewater and fecal sludge treatment services in developing countries with a focus on valorization of wastewater. GGGI provides advisory services to policy, planning and bankable business models for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System (DEWATS) and Fecal Sludge Management (FSM). The countries we work in include Cambodia, India, Lao PDR, Nepal, Senegal, and Rwanda.

Projects

UG17
Countries
UG17 Strengthening Solid Waste and Feacal Sludge Management Capacity of the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (Phase 1)
Start Date Q1 13th September 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,350,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Waste
  • Water and Sanitation
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RW31
Countries
RW31-Smart and Electric Public Transport Services for Low-Carbon City Development in Rwand
Start Date Q3 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 150,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Waste
  • Solar Energy
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
  • Startups
  • Carbon Pricing
  • Green Jobs
  • Green recovery
  • GHGI
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RW21
Countries
RW21-E – Waste to Resources: Improving Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Hazardous Waste Management in Rwanda
Start Date Q1
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Waste
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
  • Carbon Pricing
  • Circular Economy
  • Green Jobs
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UG15
Countries
UG15 Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization
Start Date Q1 July 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 5,532,179
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Waste
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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KH22
Thematic Areas
Countries
KH22 Generating Revenue for Financially Sustainable Sanitation and Waste Management in Kep
Start Date Q4 20201001
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 155,887
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Waste
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News

News • November 30, 2022

EIT Climate-KIC partners with Global Green Growth Institute to launch a Blue Economy Accelerator in the Pacific

SUVA, FIJI – 22 November 2022 – Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a partnership agreement today with EIT Climate-KIC, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland (‘Irish Aid’), to deliver the Blue Economy ClimAccelerator program in the Pacific Islands. The five-month program will run from January to May 2023 and […]

News • November 23, 2022

The signing of Uganda’s Country Planning Framework

26th October 2022 marks the signing of Uganda’s Country Planning Framework (CPF) which is the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)’s planning document that presents the strategic initiatives that GGGI aims to pursue in partnership with the Republic of Uganda. The CPF was signed by both GGGI Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman and Hon. Matia Kasaija […]

News • October 6, 2022

Scaling up Waste Recycling Bank in Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. On September 27, GGGI together with Vientiane City Office for Management Services (VCOMS) organized an induction workshop of Waste Recycling Bank (WRB) project’s scale-up phase. Attended by more than 100 participants from KOICA, central, city, and local governments, schools, development partners, and waste collection/recycling companies, the induction workshop announced the commencement […]

News • August 25, 2022

Rwanda Plastic Free July Month Activity – Keeping nature plastic free

Engaging the young people in environmental conservation is key of sustainable development In 2022 July 29, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Rwanda in partnership with Eco Arts initiative visited Gatenga I, school located at Kigali city, Kicukiro district, Gatenga sector in plastic free July campaign with “Keep our nature Plastic free” theme. The aim of […]

News • August 24, 2022

Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area adopts new Solid Waste Management Strategy

August 8, 2022 –The Ministry of Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs with technical and financial support from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the European Union through the Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization project developed the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area’s Solid Waste Management Strategy which aims to improve the solid waste management system […]

News • August 5, 2022

An advocacy campaign on the road to Dakar E-waste 2022 day

Stakeholders in the WEEE sector were received by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) for a morning session to work on a stakeholder memorandum as preliminaries to Dakar E-waste Day 2022 on october 14. This activity is part of the support provided to the structuring of the e-waste sector towards an integrated waste management system. […]

News • August 5, 2022

Sustainably managing hazardous and municipal solid waste management in Rwanda

In 2016 I was privileged to sit in a high-level government meeting where the policies and strategic direction of the government were discussed and decisions taken regarding the immediate, medium to long-term solutions to the challenges facing the country and the opportunities thereof. This meeting was a memorable but also puzzling one as part of […]

News • July 27, 2022

How GGGI is Supporting the Government of Rwanda to Beat Plastic Pollution

Annually, an estimated 400 million tons of plastic waste is produced  with only 9% recycled worldwide. Recycling rates in emerging and developing economies are even lower, with municipalities lacking the capacity, equipment, and investment necessary to sort, separate, and recycle plastic waste. Rwanda has emerged as a leader in the effort to curb plastic pollution, introducing a plastic bag ban in  2019 prohibiting the manufacturing, […]

News • July 27, 2022

Key Actors Engagement workshop for the pre-feasibility study for energy recovery from organic waste in the Tangier Region-Morocco

As part of the “Resilient Recovery Rapid Readiness Support in the Kingdom of Morocco” Program in support of the Organic Waste to Energy Program (OWtE), a workshop was held on July 5 with the participation of key stakeholders both from National and Subnational level. The opening remarks of the workshop was made by Mr. Lhoussine […]

News • July 5, 2022

GGGI and Ministry of Environment host the 3rd Luxembourg Waste to Resource Project Thematic Working Group Meeting

14-17 June 2022, In Musanze Secondary City ,Kigali Rwanda the third thematic working group for waste to resource: improving municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management in Rwanda was convened in Musanze from 14 to 17 June 2022 at Fatima Hotel. This is a recurrent quarterly activity under the project where members of the technical […]

News • June 28, 2022

South-South Knowledge Exchange Program on Sustainable Solid Waste Management between Lao PDR and Pakistan

June 10 – 15. Islamabad, Pakistan – A Lao delegation with 4 GGGI Lao PDR staff visited Islamabad and Mardan, Pakistan for South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) Program between Lao PDR and Pakistan, aiming to enhance solid waste management in Lao PDR by learning from the best practices of Pakistan. The delegation consisted of the government […]

News • June 27, 2022

Uganda Women in Climate Change 2022 Declaration

Preamble Despite women being disproportionately affected by climate change, they play a crucial role in climate change adaptation and mitigation. Climate change frequently affects women and men differently (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007). The primary reason for these differences is the varying levels of access to resources knowledge, skills, and finance that shape how […]

News • June 16, 2022

Government of Rwanda and GGGI Sign and endorse the new 2021-2025 Rwanda Country Planning Framework (CPF)

On 13 May, Kigali , Rwanda the Minister of State , Ministry of Infrastructure  Eng Patricie Uwase  and the GGGI Rwanda Country Representative Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya have officially endorsed & signed the new five year 2021-2025 Rwanda Country Planning Framework (CPF).  The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) would like to thank all the stakeholders and […]

News • June 8, 2022

GGGI District Technical Assistants (DTA’s) lead the Awareness raising workshop for the environmental protection committee’s members

Rwanda Environment Managament Authority in collaboration  with GGGI Rwanda through the implementation of the the GCF Readiness & Preparatory Support Project to capacitate Rwanda’s Subnational Level Actors in Green Growth & Climate Change Resilience organized training workshops for Environmental Committees members in secondary cities.  The training workshop was for Environmental Committees members from Nyagatare District […]

News • June 8, 2022

Workshop report on effective municipal solid waste management in City of Kigali

30-31 May 2022, Kigali,  Rwanda the Global Green Growth Institute conducted a two days’ workshop at M Hotel on effective municipal solid waste management services in the City of Kigali from 30 to 31 May 2022. The workshop was attended private companies with business spanning across value chain of municipal waste management in the City […]

News • June 7, 2022

Draft Gulu Physical Development Plan Handover

Gulu City, June 6, 2022 Gulu City has received the final draft of the Physical Development Plan. The plan has been developed under the greening Uganda’s urbanization and industrialization project, funded by the European union. The plan is a spatial expression of the social and economic environment or other policy, at National, regional, district, city  […]

News • May 3, 2022

Training Workshop on Sustainable Waste Management for Building Managers in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda from 20-21st April , 2022 the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with COPED, a leading waste management company operating in Rwanda since 1999, conducted a two days’ workshop on Sustainable Waste Management and greening concept for building managers of hotels, commercial buildings and public office buildings. This workshop part of the […]

News • May 3, 2022

Greening the New Bugesera Airport Validation Meeting

29 March 2022, Kigali, Rwanda: The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with Aviation, Travel and Logistics (ATL) Holding Ltd, an entity affiliated to the Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) hosted a virtual validation meeting on the Greening of the new international airport in Bugesera. Participants that joined the virtual meeting were representatives from […]

News • May 3, 2022

Rwanda Plastic Waste Web Portal Launch

30th March, Kigali Rwanda the Global Green Growth Institute in collaboration with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), and Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)  and Save The Environment Initiative (SEI) officially launched the Plastic Waste Web portal , the hybrid event took place at the newly renovated Norrsken House. The event was attended by different […]

News • April 6, 2022

GGGI held the ordinary session of the senegal cooperation steering committee

The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development convened the ordinary session of the steering committee of the GGGI country cooperation programme in Senegal in the presence of the statutory party members. As usual at the beginning of each year, the steering committee meets to examine the evolution of the implementation of the programme in 2021, […]

Reports

Potential of plastic waste sorting in the commune of Touba – projection of the model to the village of Darou Miname Senegal  • #greengrowth  • Waste  • Circular Economy  • Green Jobs
Report
Potential of plastic waste sorting in the commune of Touba – projection of the model to the village of Darou Miname

Senegal  • #greengrowth  • Waste  • Circular Economy  • Green Jobs  • Green cities  • waste management

Potentiel du tri des déchets plastique et réplicabilité du modèle du village de Darou Miname, dans la commune de Touba Mosquée Senegal  • Green Cities  • #greengrowth  • Waste  • Circular Economy
Report
Potentiel du tri des déchets plastique et réplicabilité du modèle du village de Darou Miname, dans la commune de Touba Mosquée

Senegal  • Green Cities  • #greengrowth  • Waste  • Circular Economy  • Green Jobs  • Green Growth  • green cities development  • green jobs

Unlocking Potential for Large-scale Waste Treatment Plants with a Focus on Energy Recovery and Modular Project Design Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • waste  • #solidwastemanagement  • E-waste management
Report
Unlocking Potential for Large-scale Waste Treatment Plants with a Focus on Energy Recovery and Modular Project Design

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • waste  • #solidwastemanagement  • E-waste management  • Vietnam  • #Cambodia  • Cambodia  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • #greengrowth  • Energy  • Waste  • Climate Change  • green growth  • Waste to Energy

Evaluation of Rwanda Country Program (2022) Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport
Report
Evaluation of Rwanda Country Program (2022)

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • National Financing Vehicles  • Green Growth

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Vientiane 2021-2030 (Lao) Lao PDR  • Waste
Report
Sustainable Solid Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Vientiane 2021-2030 (Lao)

Lao PDR  • Waste

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Vientiane 2021-2030 (English) Lao PDR  • Waste
Report
Sustainable Solid Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Vientiane 2021-2030 (English)

Lao PDR  • Waste

Landscape Analysis of BioCNG in India Clean Energy  • Report  • India  • India  • Waste
Report
Landscape Analysis of BioCNG in India

Clean Energy  • Report  • India  • India  • Waste  • Circular Economy  • Renewable Energy

Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017) Paraguay  • Papua New Guinea  • Mozambique  • Hungary  • Colombia
Report
Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017)

Paraguay  • Papua New Guinea  • Mozambique  • Hungary  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Qatar  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Uganda  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Vanuatu  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate Finance  • National Financing Vehicles  • NFVs

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda Green Building Indicators  • Green building Technology  • rapid building assessment  • Rwanda  • Green Cities
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda

Green Building Indicators  • Green building Technology  • rapid building assessment  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Energy  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Carbon Pricing  • Green Buildings Minimum Compliance System  • Green Buildings  • waste management  • water

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda existing public buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • rwanda  • Water consumption  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda

existing public buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • rwanda  • Water consumption  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)  • cost saving  • green rwanda  • operational savings  • resource efficiency  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  • GHG reduction  • MINAFFET  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • GHG  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • GHG emissions  • green building  • renewable energy  • waste management

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia
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Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia  • Mozambique  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Hungary  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Burkina Faso  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Tonga  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • Coastal Resilience

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda existing public buildings  • MININFRA  • Rwanda Building Code 2019  • RHA  • green existing buildings
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda

existing public buildings  • MININFRA  • Rwanda Building Code 2019  • RHA  • green existing buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • administrative office complex  • Mininstry of infrastructure  • Rwanda Green Building  • MoE  • AOC  • waste  • Rwanda  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Energy  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Green Buildings  • water

Elaboration d’un Systeme de Mesurage, de rapportage et de Verification (MRV) au Burkina-Faso Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport
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Elaboration d’un Systeme de Mesurage, de rapportage et de Verification (MRV) au Burkina-Faso

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • MRV

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia

Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Sustainable Landscapes

Viet Nam Impact Pathway Review (2020) Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Waste  • Solar Energy
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Viet Nam Impact Pathway Review (2020)

Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Waste  • Solar Energy

Evaluation of Green City Strategies (2019) Cambodia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry
Report
Evaluation of Green City Strategies (2019)

Cambodia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste

GGGI Staff

Shomi Kim

Lead of Waste Community of Practice/Green Cities Specialist

Muhammad Ali Shaikh

Project Manager: Solid Waste and Fecal Sludge Management Africa (and Europe); Waste CoP Co-Lead

Nathalie André

Sanitation Specialist and Waste CoP Co-Lead

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